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Swiss Chalet - Vail

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Austrian, Swiss, European, Central European
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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010 (Meadow Drive)
+1 970-479-5462
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have loved every visit to the Swiss Chalet, and visit once a year. Our favorite items to order: - Raclette - they bring a grill to the table, and you can grill veggies & meats on the top, and melt cheese underneath. - Fondue - cheese or chocolate, both amazing! The staff are friendly & helpful. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Sheila T
San Antonio
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most restaurants in Vail, this is a treat. Who doesn't love fondue? The French onion soup is also a must. It can get pretty busy and noisy later in the evening but the waiters don't miss a thing. Our service was excellent and we had a wonderful evening.

Thank Ibarrera
Beverly Hills, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place is very popular and usually requires reservations made far in advance, especially during peak holiday periods. The variety of fondues and raclettes are terrific and the food is generally tasty. The dessert fondues are not to be missed. The wine list is also pretty good. However, on our last visit, the service was so bad I finally complained.... More 

Thank A-ABH90210
York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

WE were went on a whim and were glad we did. We sat at the bar and had great service!! The find was wonderful as was the cuisine of this restaurant. I would recommend this spot to a small group. It was rather special stop in Vail village.

Thank Ed D
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Having been to Zermatt last year, I would definitely say that Swiss Chalet is NOTHING like what you get in Switzerland. The ventilation is very poor. Our eyes were watering throughout the entire meal due to all the fumes. I think my friend almost had an asthma flare up. We got the Kasefondue (cheese appy). It came premade--there was no... More 

Thank sam m
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great restaurant and fun place to eat with a group. Really not ideal for couples. Services was good and atomsphere was great. Some Swiss staff would have been nice though.

Thank Andrew C
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The prompt service and the traditional Swiss decor made it a great night. Only thing I would avoid ordering is the steak tartare as appetizer as it was average at best --- came "unprepared" as one has to mix the ingredients with the meat oneself and it is very dry as well. However, my fault in ordering something not really... More 

Thank Toyo3
Minneola, Florida
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went here with the family and it did not disappoint. Everything we had was amazing and comes highly recommended.

Thank marcmsj
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great very cozy, very Swiss place, you feel as if you were transported into a restaurant in the alps. The fondue is delicious, the cheese fondue and the bourguignonne, you have to order the chocolate/hazelnut fondue for dessert. The raclette is also a very good option. Great service. Leave your jacket at the front door or else it will smell... More 

Thank JPMoralesBroc
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. It was my first fondue experience but the wait staff gave us great recommendations on what to order and how to prepare our meal. My wife and I sat at a very romantic table in the corner and watched it snow outside. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Vail.

Thank Lee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Austrian, Swiss, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5462

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?